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Martin Hunt is a Math graduate and software engineer currently living in London, who made these awesome origami pieces modeled after Star Wars.
Japan-based company Monomatopee, has created origami-inspired scarves that are able to transform into inflatable geometric forms. The scarves originally come packed flat and can be inflated by simply blowing air into them. The fabric itself feels like paper and can then be shaped how you like along their textile triangles to make different shapes, such as a bow-tie or round floral bud. The scarfs retail for 11,500 yen, which is around $150 USD.Continue reading
Mademoiselle Maurice is an artist based out of France whose work is reflected through that of lace, photography, painting, embroidery and origami, shown here. She creates her pieces at first sight with a deep sensitivity and connection to the events encountered in her daily life.
“Rainbow” is the latest installation of Mademoiselle Maurice, which covers the streets of Paris with bursts of color. The rainbow consists of thousands of colorful origami paper that is folded, then glued to portray these lovely sculptural prismic shapes. This makes me want something like this in my room! Be sure to check out the beautiful video below.
Reared by origami tradition, paper artist Joel Cooper creates these elaborately detailed tessellated masks out of a single sheet of paper! These masks are dyed, stained and then treated with polyurethane, acrylic or shellac to make them more durable. Joel folds all of these masks himself, they are one-of-a-kind and some can be purchased on Etsy.
Folding for Peace is a garden in Nagasaki, Japan where all the plants that compose the garden are folded out of white paper. Realized by Swiss Landscape Architect Anouk Vogel the piece was commissioned by the Gardening World Cup and awarded the Silver Medal and Judges’ Special Award at the Festival of Flowers and World Peace.
“An ancient Japanese legend promises that anyone who folds a thousand origami cranes will be granted a wish, such as long life or recovery from illness or injury. Inspired by this popular belief, the garden Folding For Peace is the physical remain of a wish for world peace.”—Anouk Vogel
“Follow the paper plane into Sehsucht‘s latest origami-style world of helping hands and improved communities. Sehsucht produced the 30 sec. TVC “Paper” full CG for Deutsche Fernsehlotterie, a charitable lottery, and their agency Zum Goldenen Hirschen, all three companies from Hamburg/Germany. Director Hans-Christoph Schultheiss and his team walked the tightrope between reduction and complexity, aiming to create the characters as human as possible but with a realistically foldable look that carries the complex textures of paper.”
“The Spanish street artist Nuria Mora has created colorful origami pieces and placed them on display in public ad spaces in Tirso de Molina square, downtown Madrid. Inserting her 3D paper sculptures into billboards in the bustling city center, they can be enjoyed by shoppers and passers-by, as they are viewable from both sides and lit up at night.” — PSFK
Banksy has a new piece that just popped up yesterday in the UK featuring an origami crane with a goldfish dangling from its mouth as if it was caught from the neighboring canal. Photos by the lonely villein
Today Google is celebrating the life of renowned origami master Akira Yoshizawa, who would have been exactly 101 years of age today. The Google homage below was created by famous origami master Robert Lang representing the styles and techniques learned through Akira.
In his time and as well as today, Akira was revered as the grandmaster of origami where he transformed the meaning from mere craft into the living art as we know it today. According to an estimation made in 1989, he created more than 50,000 models, of which only several hundred were documented in his 18 books. Akira is widely known for his technique of wet-folding, which allowed the use of thick papers and allowed for soft curves, gentle shapes and rounded, organic forms. He also developed the standard for origami, which has now been the standard for instruction for more than 50 years.
Jelly Swarm is an interactive art installation for the Vancouver Aquarium, inspired by luminescent jellies found off the coast of British Columbia, Canada.
Created by vancouver-based Tangible Intervention in collaboration with origami artist, Joseph Wu, the installation features 94 folded origami jellies made from Tyvek, each containing an LED light module, suspended from a custom aluminum structure. Continue reading